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date: 11 December 2019

Kent, Robert Harringtonlocked

(01 July 1886–03 February 1961)
  • Joseph D. Zund

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Kent, Robert Harrington (01 July 1886–03 February 1961), ballistician, was born in Meriden, Connecticut, the son of Silas William Kent and Mary Elizabeth Chapman. He initially attended Columbia, intending to follow his family’s intentions that he become a minister; but, after overcoming their objections, he transferred to Harvard to study physics and mathematics. There he was much influenced by the mathematical physicist ...

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